The walled City of Chester is always popular with guests at Pen-y-Bryn Farm and with so much on offer it isn't hard to see why. Whether you are looking for a great place to do a spot of shopping, see some historical landmarks, find local food and drink at a wealth of cafes and restaurants, want to take in a comedy show, a day out in Chester is a great way to make the most of your holiday.
Chester Cathedral is home to a unique blend of medieval and modern history. The Cathedral is free to enter and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral Gardens are now home to some birds of prey. You can see daily flying displays and the entrance fee of £3 per adult, £2.50 per child or £10 for a family ticket valid for 2 adults and 3 children allows you to explore the falconry and nature gardens. For more information, please click here to visit the Chester Cathedral Website.
The River Dee runs for 70 miles through Wales and Chester. On the bank of the river is the Groves, a paved promenade complete with bandstand, cafés, restaurants and public houses. Here you can take a stroll along the riverbank or propel yourself in a motorboat, a rowing boat or a pedalo. To find out more about boat tours and other ways to enjoy the River Dee, please click here to visit the River Dee page on tripadvisor.
From Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and the Town Centre to Broughton Shopping Park, Chester has plenty to offer when it comes to hitting the shops. The wealth of shops available in Chester offer everything from designer boutiques and high street big hitters to book and antique shops. You can even visit a cinema at Broughton Shopping Park. And let's not forget the pubs and restaurants throughout Chester and maybe even a visit to a hat shop to finish your outfit for a day at the races!
Other popular places to visit include the Roman Amphitheatre and Roman Gardens, Chester Races, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, the Grade II listed Chester Town Hall, pamper days at the local spas, Comedy venues, cookery classes and lots more.
Chester also has regular appearances from its two Town Criers. The current Town Criers are husband and wife, David and Julie Mitchell. You can see one of them in action every Tuesday to Saturday from May to August at 12 noon in the Town Centre. You can find out more about Julie and David by clicking their names or by clicking here to visit their website.
As you can see from our taste of Chester, it is a must visit City when you stay with us in North Wales. For more information, please click here to see our availability calendar, click here to find out more about our Holiday Cottages and Farmhouse, or click here to visit our website. You can find more information about what to do during your stay by clicking here to visit our blog. We look forward to welcoming you to Pen-y-Bryn Farm and the best that North Wales and the surrounding areas have to offer.